Let me see if I get this

via Daily Prompt: Grasp Is it a failing of my own, or has the world gone a tad mad? I cannot grasp the extent to which situations, circumstances, behaviors and relationships have dwindled to an appalling naught. Little, it seems matters as it once did. There is no desirable code of conduct among us anymore. I…

I will not

I will not lie and suggest it doesn’t shock Change is so subtle that it goes almost Unnoticed in the familiar, your  body to Which I am as accustomed as to my own Moves around me, its faultlines evident and Marked just as the wrinkles that drag on Mine mock my mortality so that it…

So close…Can’t wait…Here it goes…

via Daily Prompt: Finally You waited 364 days for this one. Or is it 363 this year? Whichever it is, finally the anticipated New Year is upon us. Well, in truth, in some locales around the globe it has already peaked, but here in NYC we await the balldrop some 13 plus hours from now,…

Nearly

via Daily Prompt: Almost Not quite there — that is what your muttered almost tells us. It is a goal differed. Almost signifies the hope of something as yet unachieved. Our aspirations for a better world are entrusted to quietly uttered resolutions, when they depend on our actions to turn them from almost to accomplishment.

Precious

via Daily Prompt: Cherish Cherish life, appreciate love, Worship, if you must, all that Lies before you, the golden Treasures of each lovely day Cherish memories, appreciate Everything you are given, The moon, the river, time as it Passes, like the waves from Shore to shore, all this is Precious, hold it close to Your…

Life is sweeter — Commenting

Life is sweeter when mixed with the bitter It’s an irony, they take the honeyed with the Strangely acerbic, and the alchemy takes the Sour from life, and lightens the heart, evens our Breathing, it seems we need the spectrum of Tastes to appreciate what each brings forth Sharp, acidic, sugary, spiced, mild and mellow […]…

Grammarly

Which of these rhymes is more elegant? (Caveat to readers, this may be a trick question.) “No swingin’, no jerkin’ Let your muscles do the werkin’” or, the more grammatically correct Don’t swing, don’t jerk Let your muscles do the work Sometimes poetry is in the flow of the words and not just in their…

Do you remember this?

I have expunged so much and so many from my recollection When they come creeping in, it’s on ghost feet Sometimes I welcome the newly remembered Sometimes I dread the associations they bring me Some memories amuse, others confuse, some Simply disabuse me of my moral superiority, I Have not served truth or justice, not…

The album

We will never be this young again We always knew that, but didn’t Believe it, until one day, looking At pictures of how we were, when   We were that young, smiling photos, The happiness blended with youth, We had to confess that time had Passed, happily and with the stealth   Of time slipping…

Politics will do me in

On Thursday afternoon, last week, I read three New Yorker articles about Jared and the Russians, tweeted them out, and felt no relief from OATS (thank you for the term of use, @JohnCassidy)